Adrien Broner vs. Gavin Rees

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2013-02-16 : Adrien Broner 134 lbs beat Gavin Rees 134½ lbs by TKO at 2:59 in round 5 of 12

Adrien Broner defended his WBC Lightweight Title and cruised against a spirited, but outgunned Gavin Rees in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

A single, right uppercut put Rees on his back 55 seconds into Round 4. Rees was up at the count of five. Broner continued to pound away for the remainder of the round and prior to the start of the fifth Rees's trainer Gary Lockett suggested that they should stop the fight.

A left hand to the body in the final minute of Round 5, drew a grimace from Rees and sent him to a knee. Broner closed the round peppering Rees against the ropes causing Lockett to come up on the ring apron and wave the towel.

Rees gave a good effort and looked to take the fight to Broner early, but could not match Broner's power and accuracy.


  • Adrien Broner 25-0 (21 KOs) vs. Gavin Rees 37-1-1 (18 KOs)
  • Broner entered as the # 1 lightweight contender and the # 6 pound-for-pound in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Rees, a 14-to-1 betting underdog, was ranked 6th by the same publication. [1] [2]